So, after a couple of weeks, here is the next “weekly” introducing thread. Please welcome the follow folks to our ranks!
@icnyc came here a few months ago looking for information and advice about UX Bootcamps. Since then, she’s enrolled in CareerFoundry and is enjoying the heck out of it. She’s currently working at an equity firm performing investor services. She says that she’s learning to listen to her clients and finding the best way to solve their problems; which she likes because that is a transferable skill directly into the UX world!
@mark_gregory22 joined us a couple of weeks ago and lives in a remote part of Australia. He’s been working as an architect for the last fifteen years or so and at the same time, for the last eight has been teaching design at the undergraduate and post-graduate level. He’s read a lot of stories about architects who have changed over to UX and recently decided to take the same plunge! As a result, he recently enrolled in the Interactive Design Foundation and is on the lookout for other courses.
@zenia_tsui came to us so that she could be part of a community and have people around to bounce ideas off of. She’s new to the field and recently completed a local boot camp, but only left with one project for her portfolio. She’s working toward putting together a more comprehensive portfolio to use. She has two or three projects in mind for a start. In fact, she’s already done some user interviews and personas for her first project, a website redesign.
@spartanuxdesign has just finished redesigning his portfolio because he’s looking for the next level opportunity. He joined us because he’s been having difficulty finding people and places to share his interest in UX. He’s passionate about UX and believes that his daily meditation practice helps with the empathy that is so important to good UX.
@simon_lash works for Randstad Canada (a staffing agency) and is here to learn more about career challenges faced by UXers, what UXers want in their career (more than salary), and to offer our industry insight from the perspective of hiring managers and talent acquisition. He says, “We understand that getting started is a huge challenge and a stressful period and we want to lend our industry expertise to ease this process. So, what I am offering is tech industry knowledge and support, in exchange for insight into the UX experience from the employee perspective. No job postings or anything sales-y but if anyone is interested in chatting about careers they should not hesitate to reach out!”